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Old 11-01-2003, 03:54 AM   #1
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RH9 / IBM T30 / Smart Link Modem dialling exta digit

I have Redhat 9 (2.4) dual booting with XP on an IBM T30 laptop. I picked up quite early that there were a number of problems with "Winmodems" and linux in general, but following some excellent advice in these forums I tracked down the Smart Link Drivers (2.7.14), successfully completed my first ever compile (!) and installed them.

I now have Redhat recognizing the modem and dialling up my provider. However, no matter what I try it keeps duplicating the last digit on the phone number. For example, if my providers' number was 0808 12345 the modem would dial 0808 12345<pause>5. I've tried slowing down the dial speed, adding pauses without much success.

Has anyone else come across this? Am I missing something?!

BTW, I am a complete "newbie"!!

Old 11-01-2003, 02:34 PM   #2
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What program are you using to dial? wvdial? If you do not use it I suggest you give it a try as it is an easily configurable command line dialer. Type 'man wvdial' in a console for more info on setting it up.
It is probably easier to solve wvdial problems then problems relating to some distro related dialer.
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I'm using KPPP. Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try.
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It did the same for me with 2.7.14
but 2.7.10 driver worked fine
Old 11-02-2003, 01:52 PM   #5
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2.7.10 drivers seemed to have fixed the problem! Thanks,



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